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A2O-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Lay 20, 1995
Leaders Learn Trust, Cooperation At Lancaster FFA Conference
ANDY ANDREWS such as: Don’t be afraid when they
Lancaster Farming Staff help you through an obstacle
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.) course. Leant to trust others to stop
—FFA leaders from all the county your fall.
chapters found out what it’s like to
leant to cooperate.
At group workshops, they nearly 100 FFA’ers to the founh
learned many valuable lessons, annual Red Rose Leadership Con-
State Fh .01. pt /p.
leaders included, front, Kelli Zelgler, state central vice pres*
■dent and Marci Harnlsh, state vice president. In back, from
left, Chad Slusser, state treasurer and Tony Miller, state
Walt Uangley trusts his fellow FFA members as he falls.
Photo by Andrea KreUer
. y A reporter from Solanco.
reviews how to assemble a scrapbook with Josh Troxell,
former county FFA reporter, Grassland FFA, at the leader
Joy Young, county president
from Solanco FFA, welcomed
Erin Huber, Nate Krelder, and Jim Kerr work successfully at putting the tennis ball
In a paper cup. Photo by Andrea Krelder
ference last week at Lancaster
Mennonite High School, home of
the Hans Herr FFA Chapter
FFA leaders from the various
schools in the county learned that
*‘the sky’s the limit,” the theme of
the conference, which tests the
abilities of the FFA’ers to manage
others, to learn, and to lead.
Leaders had a chance to interact
with and learn from the experience
of other FFA members in manag
ing personalities in their organiza
tions, working cooperatively, and
to learn some of the difficulties
when working with a team.
Stale FFA officers present to
help the leaders included Kelli Zei
gler, state central vice president;
Marci Hamish, state vice presi
dent; Chad Slusser, state treasurer;
and Tony Miller, state sentinel.
Young, Solanco High School
FFA and president of the county
FFA organization, told those
attending that the conference
encourages incoming officers to
“get to know fellow FFA mem
bers and take the ideas and the
enthusiasm shared here home to
fhe new members.”
At the conference, county offic
ers attending included Erin Huber,
Manheim, secretary; Lisa Witmer,
Manheim, northern region vice
president; Joy Young, Solanco,
president; Randy Miller, Pequea
Valley, sentinel; Kerry Martin,
Garden Spot, chaplain; Andy
Young, Solanco, southern region
vice president; Jess Weaver, Gar
den Spot, treasurer, and Andrea
Kreider, Solanco, reporter. Rob
Heath, Garden Spot, served as stu
Various workshops were con
ducted to help train chapter leaders
to perform their duties.
Seven Lancaster . members carry Ryan
obstacle course. Photo by Andna Kroldor
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mer, Manhelm, northern region vice president; Joy Young,
Solanco, president; Randy Miller, Pequea Valley, sentinel;
Kerry Martin, Garden Spot, chaplain; Andy Young. Solanco,
southern region vice president; Jess Weaver, Garden Spot,
treasurer; and Andrea Kreider, Solanco, reporter. Rob
Heath, Garden Spot, served as student adviser.
At one workshop, leaders spoke Other workshops focused on the
to the chapter historians and repot- aspects of proper record-keeping,
ters from the county on how to conducting successful fund
cover an event and submit stories raisin p activities, holding meet
to newspapers. Some details were ings, and other events.
provided on how to create an inclu- In the evening, outdoor activi
sive and eye-appealing scrapbook ties included the teamwork obsta
to record the events of the cle course, which stressed trust and
chapters. cooperation, and similar events.